A rabbit just gave birth in our backyard.
I missed the birth itself, but saw her just a minute later, digging around and covering the babies all up. Yes, there is now a hole full of baby rabbits in our backyard.
In the middle of the yard, I should add: unprotected by shrubs or trees. I'm worried about them--especially because the mother is now off careening around the neighborhood, being chased by two other rabbits (one of which chased the other for a good fifteen minutes while she covered her babies. It was pretty comical, actually).
However. This is Nature, after all. I'm sure that mama rabbit can take care of her baby bunnies without our intervention. Right?
We are, of course, keeping the cats inside for the near future.